I was timid and physically weak when I first came to Australia, but Pathways transformed me. I’ve learnt many skills and lots of experiences from Pathways, such as music, speaking skills, how to be punctual... which are really useful to me. Pathways’ boarding life was quite different compared with China. I was really lucky to have these fantastic boarding house masters. We could always do a lot of fun activities with them. Pathways is a really nice language school that was a turning point of my life.”
Jerry He
2019 PLC Pathways, Bathurst (Term 1-3) graduate
2019 Scots All Saints College (Term 4)
2020 The Scots College, Sydney Year 10
The invigorating classes combined with drama lessons, films, novels and “hot seat” not only laid the foundation for the EALD course, but also boosted my confidence in oral English. I was also encouraged to take part in a variety of activities – special park runs, choir and canoeing – which enriched my extracurricular life and helped me to better fit in Australian culture.”
Kate Yin
2017 PLC Pathways graduate
2018 PLC Sydney Year 11
2019 PLC Sydney Year 12
Achieved an ATAR of 98.75 in the 2019 HSC
I was not a confident person before I came to Australia. I chose to stay at PLC Armidale because I like the quiet environment. There aren’t as many students in one class as there are in Sydney, so teachers are able to look after each student better. I also feel that people here are more welcoming than in the city. My teachers and classmates here have helped and encouraged me so much that now I know I have the opportunity to achieve anything if I work hard at it.”
Helen Zhou
2017 PLC Pathways graduate
2018 PLC Armidale Year 10
2019 PLC Armidale Year 11
2020 PLC Armidale Year 12, International Prefect
Here at PLC Armidale, we are lucky because PLC offers a range of opportunities for us. These activities and different identities not only open channels for making new friends, practising my English speaking and listening but also balance my academic study and help me blend into the community.”
Erin Chen
2017 PLC Pathways graduate
2018 PLC Armidale Year 11
2019 PLC Armidale Year 12
Achieved an ATAR of 98.35 in the 2019 HSC
I learnt a lot from PLC Pathways, not only study, but also how to make friends and to adapt into life in Australia. I am now studying at Toowoomba Grammar School and I've found I am able to make lots of friends and to understand almost all of the classes. I had very good teachers at PLC Pathways and the learning experiences have helped me a lot in my ongoing study.”
Will Wang
2019 PLC Pathways, Bathurst (Term 1) graduate
2019 Toowoomba Grammar School (Term 2-4) Year 10
2020 Toowoomba Grammar School Year 11
The most important thing I learned at PLC Pathways is to find my goal. This has helped me a lot with my studies in Australia, especially my self-awareness and self-discipline.”
Jocelyn Chen
2018 PLC Pathways graduate
2019 Kincoppal Rose Bay, Sydney, Year 9
2020 Kincoppal Rose Bay, Sydney, Year 10
During my time in PLC Pathways and PLC Armidale, I learnt a lot about critical thinking. In China, teachers tended to enforce information and knowledge, and that was how we got good grades. It doesn’t work like that in Australia. In Australia, you need to think and have an opinion. Teachers respect your thoughts. Through my educational experiences in Armidale, I have been able to adapt to Australian culture and life.”
Christine Liu
2018 PLC Pathways graduate
2018 PLC Armidale Year 10
2019 PLC Sydney Year 11
2020 PLC Sydney Year 12

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